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Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Adventure Connect – May 29, 2023

Programmatic Highlight

Environmental Management & Recreational Ecology – Associate of Applied Science (Two year/Four semester program)

The AAS in Environmental Management & Recreational Ecology prepares the students to work in various types of forestry, parks, recreation, trail system, and other ecology-related technical jobs. This course provides the student with the skills they need to be successful working in conservation, environmental management, trail systems, adventure camp, national, state or local parks, state forestry, division of natural resources or other recreational and/or ecology venues. Course work will include fundamental knowledge of fish, wildlife, ecology and forest management, forest mapping, adventure excursion planning, Leave No Trace best practices, etc. The project-based curriculum will involve extensive outings, field trips, and research projects to further prepare the student for work in one of the aforementioned career paths.

Natural Resource Destinations in Southwest Virginia

Lake Witten, located in Tazewell, Virginia

Located in Tazewell County, Lake Witten spans across 52 acres. While the lake is owned and operated by Tazewell County, it was constructed by the U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service. This is a great spot for fishing, and is part of the state’s put-and-take trout stocking program.

Upcoming Activities and Events

Southwest Adventure Team (SWAT): Upcoming meeting, Tuesday, May 30th 12:00-1:00PM, Davis Hall Room 237
Archery Club: Meets every Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-6:00PM at H&V Sporting Goods
Map Your Future Camp: Ages 8-13; June 12-15, 8:00AM-4:00PM, registration is now open!
Coding Camp: Ages 11-13; July 31-August 3, 9:00AM-4:00PM, registration is now open!

For additional information, or to sign up for any of these activities, please contact us by:
Email:     Phone: 276.964.7277

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